Francisco Vargas vs Stephen Smith 9 December 2017: Boxing Preview and Predictions
9 December 2017/2200ET
Francisco Vargas (1/3) Draw (22/1) Stephen Smith (5/2) See the Latest Odds
Mexican boxer Francisco Vargas takes on British boxer Stephen Smith in Las Vegas this weekend. This should be a great fight with two boxer that will both want to win. Smith knows that a loss in this fight could end his title hopes so this should be a very interesting fight.
This is the second time that Stephen Smith will fight in the USA but after a loss in his first fight in this country, he will be very determined to get a win this time around. Smith is one of the fastest fighters in the world and he will be hopeful of using his speed to his advantage. This is a 12 round fight so it will be important for the Brit to manage himself so he can last till the end if that is what is needed.
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On the other side of the coin, Francisco Vargas has not fought since January meaning he will be rusty. 12 months is a long time for a boxer not to fight so it will be interesting to see how he starts. The Mexican needs to start well since he will be up against a younger and fitter fighter so the latter rounds will be in Smiths advantage. Vargas has not won a fight for approximately 18 months so I think it is going to be hard for him to win this fight.
As far as the result is concerned, I am going to predict that Stephen Smith will win this fight. He is the better and fitter fighter so I think that he should get the job done. We are getting a really good price on this bet and as a result I am going to suggest that this is the best bet for this fight.